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Truth or Fiction

Author: 
Jennifer Johnston
Publisher(s): 
Headline Review, London
Publication Date: 
2009-11
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"Ireland is the main theme [of my writing], and Irish women and their plight if you like to call it. The mess that all make of our lives too, because I don’t know anybody who hasn’t made a mess of their lives one way or another. Human relationships is another and the relationships between the very old and the very young has always fascinated me. Then there are all the normal themes like love, violence and death. Another common one is the impossibility of so many things that we’re told as children that we can do. But Ireland is the main one. I’m very attached to it, it’s my home."

- Jennifer Johnston, in interview 

Description

This is Jennifer Johnston's sixteenth novel; she has also written five plays.  Its plot centres on an English journalist arriving in contemporary Dublin to interview an elderly Irish novelist.  

Cover image of Truth or Fiction
Publisher(s):
Headline Review, London